Gilbert, AZ - Police say a 24-year-old Gilbert man admitted to striking a 4-year-old girl when she spilled milk, and a judge says the child may not survive her injuries.
Major Aaron Murry was arrested Thursday on suspicion of child abuse but Superior Court Commissioner Jane McLaughlin said during a Friday initial appearance that Murry could face additional charges because the girl "may not survive" and because there's evidence of child molestation.
A police statement says Murry was babysitting the child while her mother was at work. Murry "admitted becoming angry" at the girl and struck her when she spilled milk near his Xbox video game system, causing her to fall and strike her head.
According to court paperwork, Murry went on to say he laid the girl down for a nap and when he checked on her later, she was unresponsive. He told police he attempted to revive the girl.
Doctors say the girl had bruising on her ear, forehead and face, along with other injuries to her spine.
Murry denies the charges. He remains jailed and doesn't yet have an attorney who could comment on the allegations. The judge set a cash bond at $150,000. Murry can't have any contact with children under the age of 18. His next court appearance is scheduled for January 19th.
Tucson, AZ - Officers were able to locate a man wanted for a sexual assault Saturday night.
Twenty-six-year-old Carl Anthony Parris was found sleeping on Park Place Mall's property by a security guard.
The security guard alerted an officer working at the mall and Parris was then taken into custody.
He was booked into Pima County Jail for one count of kidnapping and six counts of sexual assault.
Tucson Police is investigating a sexual assault that happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning just north of the University of Arizona campus.
A female security guard reported that a man sexually assaulted her while she was doing a security check inside the complex at 1201 N. Park Ave.
Detectives identified the suspect as 26-year-old Carl Anthony Parris after collecting evidence and talking to the victim.
Parris has been described as a 6'0" tall African American man with a thin build and beard. Police say he has multiple tattoos, including the name "Diana" on the right side of his neck.
Parris is considered to be extremely dangerous.
The victim was treated at a nearby hospital and is now with her family.
Newark, NJ - A Manhattan criminal defense lawyer landed behind bars over accusations he swiped a bag full of cash from a traveler at Newark Liberty Airport, police said Saturday.
Henry Weil, 62, allegedly snagged the unattended bag from a checkpoint screening area at Terminal C inside the New Jersey airport about 9:15 a.m. Friday.
After taking $700 cash and a Visa gift card valued at $130, he crumpled the bag into a ball and threw it in a corner, according to Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo.
Weil, who practices criminal defense and immigration law out of his office on Broadway in Chinatown, claims he intended to find the property’s rightful owner.
Port Authority Police Officers reviewed surveillance video of the bag grab, then scoured the terminal looking for the thief.
They found Weil at a nearby gate, cops said. The attorney gave up the money and gift card and showed them where he discarded the bag, cops said.
“Those items were lost and going to be returned,” Weil told the Daily News Saturday. “I did not take anybody’s property.”
Port Authority cops charged Weil with theft by unlawful taking. He is expected to face the charges in court on Jan. 30, officials said.
When reached, Weil said he found the bag mixed in with his items in a plastic bin as it came out of the security scanner. There was no identification in the bag — which he claims he intended to return to the owner.
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